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February 2016

Speaking is Teaching: Fostering Student Engagement Through Communication Training

Friday, February 26, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Blackburn Room, Robarts Library 4th Floor - CORE Sasha Kovacs, TATP Humanities Trainer Alli Diskin, TATP Program Assistant Recent research (Mowbray and Perry 2015) suggests that poor lecturing and speaking skills “can detract from students’ learning experiences and outcomes.” A substantial amount of current literature offers that public speaking training can improve teaching, foster student topic retention, and support higher learning standards (Andrews, 2006; Felder & Brent, 1999). This workshop draws on recent scholarship about the value of public speaker…

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